The recent Supreme Court decision (McCutcheon v. FEC) is a sad event for American democracy: It allows wealthy individuals to donate unlimited money along with the Citizens United ruling, allowing corporations to give equally large amounts to help elect politicians who support their special interest agendas. An example is a recent election in New Hampshire, where massive amounts of money from special interest groups (mainly the Koch brothers Americans for Prosperity) financed negative political ads to narrowly defeat a popular candidate in favor of a candidate supporting a special-interest agenda.
These rulings are the result of the court packed with activist justices who have in many peoples view controversial right-wing opinions. Justices Scalia and Thomas are examples. Supreme Court justices are entitled to a points of view, but it should be tempered by their knowledge of the law and the overall effects these decisions will have on average citizens something not in evidence. I dont believe corporations are people. A corporation is a for-profit, multiple-person agency with a special interest agenda and financial resources a single individual doesnt have, and wealthy individuals have a distinct advantage over working people when funding election campaigns.
Farewell Democracy. Hello oligarchy.